I have a 18x36 inground pool. I have a 1HP AO Smith pump on my Hayward DE filter. I moved in 2 years ago and the Kreepy Krauley vacuum has been great. The pump just went. (It was 11 years old.) I replaced it with another 1HP AO Smith pump and it is doing a fine job keeping the pool clean. The Kreepy Krauley is not working with this new pump. I can't figure out if the suction is better than the old pump or worse. The Kreepy Krauley barely moves. When I vacuum by hand, the hose curls up into 3 separate rings. The old pump didn't curl the hose as much. This makes me think the suction power of the new pump is better. I attach the vacuum to the skimmer intake. I close off the center pool drain prior to connecting the hose. When I put my hand near the skimmer intake, the suction feels powerful, but it doesn't feel as powerful as the old pump. This doesnt make sense to me because the vacuum hose seems to curl more with this new pump. When I put the Kreepy Krauley in the water, I have tried squeezing the hose to limit the amount of suction, thinking that maybe the vacuum was getting stuck to the bottom of the pool. This didn't help. I have the Kreepy Krauley regulator, but I'm not sure it is complete. It worked with the old pump, but now that I am having problems, I can't figure out how to adjust it. I may be missing half of the regulator. I am not sure if I should buy a new regulator for $40 or just go buy a more advanced vacuum. I also dont have a clue on how to determine the actual pumped GPM.
Any advice/suggestions are welcome.